Visitor Guidelines

Atrium Stairs

We want to ensure a safe and enjoyable museum experience for everyone. Please review the frequently asked questions below for guidelines about Anchorage Museum rules and conduct. If additional questions remain, please contact our information desk at (907) 929-9200.

Yes, we have a Visitor Code of Conduct.

Along with any unique safety procedures or requirements related to specific special events or exhibitions, visitors are expected to respect Anchorage Museum staff and other visitors. Behavior or language that is inappropriate, abusive, harassing, or threatening, including sexual harassment and racial or other slurs, will not be tolerated. Refusal to follow this Code of Conduct and any posted, distributed or stated rules or directions from museum staff may result in removal from museum grounds.

Yes, small bags may be carried into galleries. However, to protect the artwork, bags and backpacks must be carried on the front or side of your body.

Baby/child carriers and strollers are welcome throughout the museum. Carrying children on shoulders is prohibited.

Lockers, available on a first-come, first-serve basis, are available for visitors to store coats or large bags and backpacks (more than 12”x17”x6”).

All bags may be subject to security inspection.

Food and drink are not allowed in exhibitions and gallery spaces, including the Discovery Center. Food and drink is allowed within the central Atrium space.

Food and drinks are available for purchase at the Muse Restaurant and at the Atrium Café. Vending machines and water bottle stations are located near the lockers in the First Floor, West Wing.

Yes. Photos are welcome in the museum unless otherwise noted for specific exhibitions or artworks. The use of flashes or lights with photography is prohibited. Selfie-sticks, tripods, stabilizers, gimbals, or any equipment that extends the reach of your camera are not allowed.

For Commercial photography, Professional photography, or video-filming requests, please find additional information HERE.

Breast- or bottle-feeding is allowed in the museum.

Yes, manual wheelchairs are located by the lockers near the front desk and are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Galleries are wheelchair accessible, and museum elevators allow access to all levels of the Museum.

Yes, service dogs are welcome. The Anchorage Museum follows the American with Disabilities Act (ADA) and Municipality of Anchorage guidelines regarding service animals.

Pencils, sketchbooks, and notebooks are permitted.

Pens, markers, charcoals, paints, and easels are not allowed.

Please enjoy the artwork with your eyes — or ears if it is a sound-based work — However, please keep two feet away from all works of art. Even a slight touch can damage the surface, so touching of museum objects is prohibited.

If an artwork is interactive or touch-friendly, we’ll be sure to let you know. Help us protect the artwork for future generations of visitors.

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